Dec 11 2012

Chrysler’s Chrysler Imperial Speedster

The 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler is not the only one-of-a-kind automobile built for Walter P. Chrysler.  This 1932 Chrysler Imperial Speedster  was built for the boss on the short 135-inch wheelbase instead of the 146-inch platform.  After a complete restoration by its current owner Sam Mann in 1990, the car won Best of Show at the 1991 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


Howard Kroplick



Dec 16 2012 Wayne 9:21 AM

Howard, do you have pictures of the before condition and during restoration effort, or other photos of the completed project.  What a long hood, I wonder what engine powers this work of art.

Dec 16 2012 KEN WIEBKE 12:39 PM

Howard-  Absolutely a stunning car, much enjoy seeing it. 

(Would not blame you if you traded your Chrysler’s Chrysler for this one.)  What I find remarkable about the design is it appears the door hinges are hidden.  I’d understood the 37 Cord was the first car with that design feature.  Hard to think of a 135-inch wheelbase as being the short one .  Today’s Chrysler 300 has a 120.2 inch wheelbase.

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